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Musical based on Pedlar of Swaffham folk story a ‘resounding success’

PUBLISHED: 11:22 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 11:22 25 September 2017

Tim Hall is the star of the Pedlar of Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

Tim Hall is the star of the Pedlar of Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

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A Lions group in Swaffham has raised more than £800 for charity after hosting a play about a well-known Swaffham folk-tale character, The Pedlar.

The cast of the Pedlar of Swaffham. Photo: Swaffham Lions The cast of the Pedlar of Swaffham. Photo: Swaffham Lions

The Pedlar of Swaffham, a musical production, put on by the Eyes Write Theatre Group, enthralled its packed audience during the show on Saturday, September 23.

The players put on an entertaining display based on the well-known story, with a cast of 18 actors - including a dog.

Performed at the Barn Theatre, Swaffham, the play included music and scenery changes.

The Eyes Write Group, a amateur performing arts association, approached the Lions to help put on the musical in the home town of the Pedlar.

The cast of the Pedlar of Swaffham,  with Lions president Pam Tallon and Alan Buckle from Eyes Write. Photo: Swaffham Lions The cast of the Pedlar of Swaffham, with Lions president Pam Tallon and Alan Buckle from Eyes Write. Photo: Swaffham Lions

Playwright Alan Huckle, approached the Lions on behalf of the group.

And thanks to the Lions’ connections to the town, the event was a resounding success, and raised more than £800 for charitable causes.

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